Joanna is an independent board director at Aspiriant. She is a seasoned corporate board director with global operating and board experience across the technology, tech-related manufacturing, insurance and professional services sectors.
Her unique background spans high-growth Fortune 50, emerging and mid-market private companies. Her broad leadership expertise includes global industry market knowledge, business transformation and strategy, product line management, operations, and mergers and acquisitions.
Joanna manages an active public and private board portfolio. In addition to chairing Aspiriant’s Nominating & Governance committee, she chairs the Audit & Risk committees of Smart Wires, a grid-enhancing technology company advancing the delivery of clean electricity worldwide, and Woods Bagot, an Australia-headquartered global architecture firm. Previously, Joanna served as board chair of Delta Dental of Washington and chaired the Compensation committee of Kleinfelder.
A champion of board governance and diversity, Joanna is directorship certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves on the NACD Northwest chapter board. She cochairs Women Corporate Directors (Seattle chapter) and helps companies source diverse directors through Stanford Women on Boards.
In 2021, she co-founded Better Boards Initiative, a nonprofit organization aimed at uncovering ─ through personal interviews with 100 corporate directors ─ and leveraging the best practices of diverse boards.
Prior to her time as an investment banker and managing director at WMP Capital in Seattle, Wash., Joanna has served as president, chief executive officer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer for several firms, including MicroGREEN Polymers, NBBJ and Isonics Semiconductor. Early in her career, she held many leadership roles at Intel Corp.
Joanna holds an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.